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Candy Cane Cocoa in a Jar

Candy Cane Cocoa in a Jar

Candy Cane Cocoa in a Jar Recipe

This lovely peppermint stick cocoa recipe is not only a great treat but, also makes for a spectacular Christmas gift in a jar.
By Anuradha Sharma

No matter what part of the world you’re in or what time of day it is, take the next twenty minutes off and snuggle in with a big hot cup of this delicious mint cocoa.

I’m sharing the ultimate peppermint stick cocoa recipe with you today that not only promises a great treat but also makes for a spectacular Christmas gift in a jar.

The recipe I’ve shared below will fit in a 1 quart jar. For every cup of water/milk you need 1/3 cup of the mixture. The rest should be stored in an airtight container. A full jar will give you about 12 servings. I made these in small individual glass containers where the mixture is just perfect for an individual treat.

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I recommend warming the milk or water properly on the stove. This will ensure that the chocolate bits and peppermint dissolve easily. And to take it a notch higher – treat yourself with a few marshmallows on top. Doesn’t this make for a nice, custom gift for Christmas? Unless of course you’re tempted to have it yourself.
While a steaming hot cup is reward in itself, I recommend some sour cream doughnut holes or freshly baked cookies along with it.

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Candy Cane Cocoa In A Jar

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  • Author: Anuradha Sharma, recipe from
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


A gorgeous candy cane cocoa served in a jar, topped with peppermint candy.


  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy


For The Jar

  1. In a 1 Quart Jar layer the ingredients in the following order – powdered milk, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy.

For The Card

  1. Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water.
  2. Store remaining mix in airtight container
  • Prep Time: 10 mins

Candy Cane Cocoa in a Jar Recipe

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